Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant (Reported Closed)

(314) 231-9200

2001 Park Ave Ste A, St Louis, MO | Directions   63104

38.617590 -90.213600

 
Ethnic Goods, Restaurants, Mexican  more

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Dine At The Bar, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Lafayette Square, Saint Louis

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Reviews for Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant

over a year ago

The Original Arcelias is at 12th street in Soulard. Don't know who is running the one in Lafayette square now ??

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

NOT authentic mexican! – Arcelia's was recommended by a co-worker many times over the past 2 yrs. I went last night with my duaghter. The food is not authentic mexican. It tasted as if it was out of the can and/or box. The fruit in the fluata with strawberry tasted like strawberry perserves. The chips were dark and over cooked. I was charged $3.25 for a side of refried beans which again tasted straight out of a can.

I really wasn't sure who my waitress was b/c I ordered drinks from one, food from another and my check delivered and processed by yet another.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good options, GREAT food – It's been many years since visiting this restaurant, but have many fond memories of lunches here. Liked the menu options. Prompt, friendly service! Great Food, Great Price!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Family owned and best mexican i've had. – There are a lot of mexican places St.Louis . But none I have been to measure up to this comfortable little place . Combos are great , chile poblanos are mild mexican cheese stuffed peppers , best with beef of course . There are so many . Ask your server for help. The food , service and everything seems to be much better at night . Quesofundito appetizer , Soppapia dessert . Margaritas , they're the best around .

Want good mexican ? Arcelias is the place . Don't forget to ask your server what is good . They make their own chips too ! Hot for every table ! Enjoy

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Try It YOu Will Love It – I have been going to this great place from the first week they were open. And I will go to no other Mexican Resturant in this city

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Just mediocre....... – We hadn't been to Arcellia's in a while, so we decided to go last Sat evening (2/25). It was crowded as usually (which I believe is a good sign). We waited about 25 minutes for a table. The service was good, but the food this time was just mediocre. Maybe they were having an off night, but the food was just plain bland.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A neighborhood joint that welcomes outsiders. – The Scene
A worn bar dominates the dining room of this dressed-down Lafayette Square restaurant, whose walls are hung with predictable Mexican kitsch. The sounds of a mariachi band peal through the speakers, and the smell of tortillas, garlicky chorizo and chili-spiked salsa wafts through the kitchen's swinging doors. Arcelia's servers are fast and friendly.

The Food
Try the nopales salad: fleshy slices of prickly pear cactus paddles tossed with diced tomatoes, onions and a drizzle of lemon juice. Or one of the traditional Mexican breakfast dishes, such as chilaquiles, a hash of fried tortilla strips, eggs and chorizo sausage. Arcelia's broad menu also includes soups, desserts and a la carte items such as tamales, empanadas and chalupas.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Don't Go! – I have never been treated more rudely! I made a reservation for myself and 6 others for a fun business luncheon. One of the owners actually called me a liar and said they don't take reservations and continued to argue with me. I don't know how a place stays in business with such a disregard for customer service. Lafayette Square needs to replace this ungrateful bunch with something more neighborly!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Food is authentic – I'm Mexican and the food here is great. No microwave used here. I definitely would return. Lovely neighborhood setting.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad service & bad food... – I have eaten at Arcelia's many times and always thought their food was good - not great, but good. Saturday night 4 of us sat at a table in the bar area and the service we received was some of the worst I have ever received. Stunningly bad. To top it off, our meal was bad and the chips were cold. It will be a long time before I go back.

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